How to stop perfectionism from controlling your life – infographic

Are you paralysed by perfectionism? Afraid of starting – or finishing – anything in case it (or you) isn’t good enough?

One habit we’d happily banish is perfectionism. We see too many talented people unable or unwilling to achieve their potential because they’re afraid they won’t be good enough.

The simple truth is that the only way to get good at something, is to just have a go at it. And make peace with the fact you may not be good at first. You may even make mistakes.


But in time, with perseverance and a willingness to learn, you will get closer to perfection. Or just good enough (which most of the time is just that – good enough).

To help you conquer any tendency toward perfectionism, and stop it from controlling your life (and limiting your potential), take a look at the infographic below. (We also recommend defeating perfectionism’s evil twin – procrastination.)

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